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About Workfront

Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric and Trek. To learn more, visit www.workfront.com or follow us on Twitter @Workfront_Inc.

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The Workfront Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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For more information contact Emma Catchpole
t. +44 (0) 203 1379 270
workfront@manifest.london

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It’s Flexi-time! Workfront finds motivating employees through flexible hours, not bonuses, is key to business success

Generous bonus packages and unlimited holidays do less to motivate British workers than the opportunity to have flexible working hours.

Over half (52%) of British workers picked ‘flexi hours’ as the perk that most motivates them to be a better employee in a survey conducted by Workfront® the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions.In second place was ‘generous bonus packages’ at 40%, with ‘unlimited holidays’ coming in third at 31%. Although there has been a rise in companies offering gym memberships in employee benefits packages, only 20% picked it as a prime motivator in the workplace.

Some other interesting findings from Workfront’s motivational survey include:

  • Who’s the Boss?: When asked ‘what influences you to excel at work the most’ 37% of workers cited ‘praise from my manager or boss’. Not surprisingly, 36% of workers regarded ‘criticism from a manager or boss’ as their top demotivator at work.
  • Go Getters: 58% of UK workers consider themselves to be self-motivated and 35% of them answered ‘self-satisfaction’ when asked what influences them to excel at work.
  • Behind Closed Doors: When it comes to how the office environment affects productivity, it’s a pretty close call between open plan and individual offices. Workers stated they are more productive (32%) when they can see and talk to their other colleagues, while 29% prefer to be behind a door.
  • More homework: Outside of the office, 34% of workers feel they are most productive when they are able to work from home away from distractions.  Another 20% relied on caffeine-power and preferred to work from a coffee shop when they needed to be at their productive best.
  • Please don’t stop the music: Over 83% of workers admit to listening music to improve their productivity and 25% preferred R&B/Soul music to get their juices flowing. Rock music came in as a close second at 23%. Interestingly, 11% preferred to work to recordings of ‘ambient sounds’ like crashing waves or rainfall.

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Jada Balster, Marketing Director, EMEA at Workfront commented:

“There is often a chasm between what businesses think their employees need and what their employees actually need. This survey confirms that workers are not primarily motivated by money, but hugely value their ‘work-life balance.’ It is imperative that businesses recognise this shift as it can be the difference between thriving and failing. The implementation of modern work management technologies in the workplace will give employees the flexibility to manage their hours in ways that best suit their working styles. The result will be happy, motivated workers and increased productivity.”

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A report released today by Workfront ®, the first modern work management application platform, finds that while a majority of workers say their workplace regularly asks them to innovate, a full 65 per cent say they’re so swamped with day-to-day work that they don’t have time to think about the future. And this work is important […]

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Workfront Enables a Connected Enterprise with Launch of New Integration Platform, Workfront Fusion™

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